Conclusion: LG delivers the first set-top player that supports HD DVD and Blu-ray movies. But the BH100's HD DVD support is limited to basic playback, as it lacks the format's interactive and online capabilities as well as support for enhanced menu features.
Pros: Plays HD DVD and Blu-ray movies. Supports 1080p24 output via HDMI. Useful and well-crafted on-screen display.
Cons: Does not support interactive/online/graphical HD DVD features. Remote is missing a basic HD DVD navigation-control feature. Remote's backlight is essentially useless. No 1080p upconversion. No support for 1080p60 output.
Summary: For performance enthusiasts using current technology the "full meal deal" is true 1080p24 output directly from the disc bit stream for HD disc that adheres to video standards, 1080p24 or 1080p60 for SD DVD upconversion, and HD audio multichannel PCM supporting all HD audio codecs via HDMI or an HD...
Excerpt: Blu-ray and HD DVD in one box.Well, no one saw this coming. We’re not that far into the format war between HD DVD and Blu-ray, and LG has come out with the BH100, a player that plays both formats. So, is that it? Format war over? Hardly.
LG BH100 Super Multi Blue Blu-ray/HD DVD Player: First Look
Sound & Vision Magazine
18 January 2007
Excerpt: $1,199Digital Video Output: HDMIVideo Upconversion: 720p, 1080iAudio Decoding: DD, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master AudioIns and Outs: HDMI, others TBDFeature Highlights: The world's first Blu-ray/HD DVD combi player, upconverting outputs for standard-def DVDsIs this the format war killer we've all...
Excerpt: After Sony we're moving on to LG to continue our high-def buffet; and this time we have something even cooler: a combo player. Yes, here's an example of HD DVD and Blu-ray in the same chassis, the release of which I was thrilled to cover back when it released globally.
Conclusion: As an offering to circumnavigate the format war LG has created a device that means you can get the best of both formats without the worry that you've backed another LaserDisc. While other manufacturers like Philips say that the BH100 will only confuse customers in the short-term this offering is...
Pros: Plays Blu-ray, plays HD DVD, plays DVD
Cons: Price, didn't seem to offer all the features individual players do, doesn't play CDs
Multispeler van LG ondersteunt zowel Blu-ray als HD-DVD
10 January 2008
Summary: Een hybride Blu-Ray en HD-DVD is handig voor als je HD-DVD films gekocht had en nu met de gebakken peren zit, omdat dat formaat op sterven na dood is. Helaas blijkt deze LG behoorlijk wat kinderziektes te hebben en ernstige problemen met het afspelen van gewone dvd’s.